Help us optimize your school sucks experience
  • Get notified with the latest news & podcasts
  • FREE BONUS: Receive Brett's 5-Day Morning Routine Tiny-Course
  • Get sweet behind-the-scenes pics and videos
Your email will be kept 100% private and you will never be spammed.

Latest Podcasts

October, 2010

  • 31 October

    065: Bureaucrats Are People Too!

    In today's installment, I interview Steve Ressler, founder of the government employee social networking site govloop.com, and organizer of the Government Doesn't Suck Rally (October 30th, Washington D.C.). I happen to have a show that suggests the government does suck, so I thought we could bounce some ideas off each other. I skipped past a number of arguments and questions to deal specifically with the non-aggression principle. While I thought this would be little more than an amusing discussion, it actually evolved into a larger examination of empathy, forgiveness, and differentiation within the bureaucratic structure. Look Closer: Bob Murphy's Mises Archive http://mises.org/articles.aspx?AuthorId=380 Government workers: 'We need love too.' http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Election-2010/Vox-News/2010/1030/Government-workers-We-need-love-too. Steve Ressler: Government Doesn't Suck http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-ressler/government-doesnt-suck_b_773021.html

    Read More »

August, 2009

  • 16 August

    002: Pavement On the Road to Hell…

    Critical Thinking Question: What would you think of a person who claimed that they had the ability to make plans for the life of another person who they had never met and didn't know anything about? What if they said they had the ability to make plans for the lives of ten people that they had never met and didn't know anything about? 100 people? 1000? A million? And so on... Topic: Central Planning in Education and Beyond What if people tolerated the same system for their food as they did for their education? Examples of people who did: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine Government school is factory where followers and authority worshipers are made. The American education system was borrowed from the ...

    Read More »
  • 11 August

    001: The “Business” Plan

    NOTE: This is the second part of a re-recording of the original episode one. My apologies if it temporarily appears out of order in the podcast feed. Critical Thinking Question: Why would something that's so good for us, like public education... need to be imposed on us with the use of force ? And funded with the use of force ? Maybe something else is going on. Topic: The problem with the "business?" of public education. And it's a big one. (An evaluation of the logic and ethics of the American public education system) Bumper music: "Stitching Leggings" by Kate Nash www.myspace.com/katenashmusic Look Closer: "The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism" by Walter Block http://www.lewrockwell.com/block/block26.html "The Argument From Morality (Or, how we ...

    Read More »

Supporter-Only Content

April, 2013

  • 1 April

    Bonus Show: Modern Christianity Versus Jesus (3-21-13)

    An MP3 of the pre-show from the 3-21-13 live show. We discuss some feedback I received after releasing this video: Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 12-13-12Tags: discuss, pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: pre-show, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/v

    Read More »
  • 1 April

    Bonus Show: Language Conspiracy, Ayn Rand Misinterpretations, Bill the Math Teacher, Left-Libertarians

    language as a conspiracy – Brett’s dinner routine – Is Atlas Shrugged a blueprint for world domination? – Misinterpretations of Ayn Rand – Lupe Fiasco – Bill the teacher calls from NJ – James calls to discuss left-libertarianism Related PostsPre-Show 1-17-13Tags: calls, discuss, conspiracy, a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vSee My D**k (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-17-12Tags: a/v

    Read More »
  • 1 April

    Bonus Show: School Versus Creativity (1-24-13)

    I read an article by Peter Gray called, “As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity.” Then, Osborne and I discuss how to encourage creativity in children and in ourselves. Available as video SchoolSucksTV #2: School vs. Creativity Related PostsSchoolSucksTV #2: School vs. CreativityTags: creativity, freedom, declined, article, encourage, discuss, children, osborne, school, gray

    Read More »

CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does self-directed education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

The realization that school sucks actually marks the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey.

Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-directed learning, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school. Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.